Faculty Choreographed Dance Concert to be Last Mainstage Show of the Season

April 3, 2007  

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Illinois Wesleyan’s School of Theatre Arts will present the biennial Faculty Choreographed Dance Concert, “Under Construction” which will feature dances by five choreographers.  The performance will run April 10-14 at 8 p.m. and April 15 at 2 p.m. in McPherson Theatre (2 Ames Plaza East, Bloomington).

This event will be webcast and will be available at

Under Construction will present dances ranging in style from ballet to hip hop while exploring such themes as love, violence, oppression, comfort and community.  The program this year includes a dance in which women wear harnesses attached to the wall and a dance where two blindfolded dancers never separate during the course of the performance.

As well as offering a change of pace for the theatre department from its normal play schedule, the dance concert also offers several student designers a chance to independently create an original design.  Lighting and costume designers, in particular, are placed with one of the choreographers to collaborate on an individual dance and are then given the opportunity to actualize their design.  From the first design meetings with the choreographers, to the thumbnail sketches and to opening night, the designers are given an opportunity to work on a very particular and different genre of musical theatre.

Tickets for the show are $6 for general admittance for the shows on April 10-13 and $8 for the performances on April 14-15.  Tickets for any performance with a valid student I.D. are $1.  For additional information or to order tickets, call the McPherson Theatre Box Office at (309) 556-3232.

Dancers: Jonathon Cable, Ryan Naimy, Leslie Brockley, Clara Hirsh, Lauren Little, Carol Rose, Julia Vanderveen, Katie Whalley, Justin Banta, Morgan DeTogne, Seth Reid, Kevin Schuering, Megan Cullen, Peter Durkin, Jesse Gaffney, Bethany Kearns, Kim Stabosz, Ashley Watson, Alli Bannerman, Kyle Blair, Amanda Hentsch, Loren Jones, Bryonha Parham, Roxie Ranson, Sarah Campbell.

Production Team: Jean Kerr (Director/Choreographer), Maureen Janson (Choreographer), Sheri Marley (Choreographer), Greg Merriman (Choreographer), Jessica Riss (Chreographer), Kelley Britt Shaw (Stage Manager), Kelly Rice (Asst. Stage Manager), Taylar Kuzniar (Costume Designer), Sarah Ziebart (Costume Designer), Curt Trout (Costume Designer), Rachel Kerner (Costume Designer), Rachel Brown (Costume Designer), Pamela Wilcox (Costume Designer), Adam Groeninger (Lighting Designer), Nolan Kennedy (Lighting Designer), Brian Kowalski (Lighting Designer, Sound Designer), Michelle Morgret (Lighting Designer), Eric Morris (Lighting Designer), Sara Gorsky (Lighting Designer), Steve Gonabe (Sound Designer), Elsa Richardson (Property Master), Kyle Blair (Property Master), Armie Thompson (Technical Director), Devin Clancy (Wardrobe Crew Head), Diane Teng (Hair and Makeup Designer), Katie King (Publicity Coordinator), Andy Junk (Run Crew Head).

Contact: Taylar Kuzniar, (309) 556-3181